When creating a cross-section, all properties are defined which are necessary for a structural analysis: surface, moment of intertia, section modulus (see Figure 01). A distinction is made between various cross‑section types, such as rectangular or composite cross-section.
One cross-section has to be assigned to each member in RFEM and RSTAB. Many cross-sections are already stored in the library and can be selected there (see Figure 02).
Arbitrary distributions of concentrated loads often occur in the load definition of beam structures.
The material model Orthotropic Masonry 2D is an elastoplastic model that additionally allows softening of the material, which can be different in the local x- and y-direction of a surface. The material model is suitable for (unreinforced) masonry walls with in-plane loads.
- Where do I find the setting to specify the entered structural component as a "wall" or "slab"?
- "During the calculation of material non-linearity, the material with a decreasing branch of the diagram can be calculated with one load increment only." Why do I get this error?
- How do I display some results of all load cases in the printout report, but other results of the selected load cases only?
- Are the models and presentations from Info Day 2019 freely available, and can you send them to me?
- How can I model a timber-concrete composite floor?
- When calculating a cable using the STEEL EC3 add‑on module, there is the error message "Incorrect characteristic stresses for material No. 1! Please correct this in Table 1.2."
How can I retroactively reduce the determined existing longitudinal reinforcement in RF CONCRETE Columns?
- I have a modeled wooden building, which I took over from Scia Engineer from a former colleague and adapted it into the RFEM program. The models should be the same, but in Scia Engineer the model can be calculated, while in RFEM the model reports my singularity. How do I modify the model to work?
Is it possible to specify shrinkage effects as loads?
- Are effective length factors determined automatically from a model in the add-on modules for the aluminum and steel design or do I have to make adjustments?
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions